Billie Eilish caps off a near-perfect year in music by winning Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Eilish’s critically acclaimed debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? won the big prize at Sunday’s awards show. Eilish, 18, also won Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. The album also won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
The other Album of the Year nominees were Lana Del Rey (Norman F***ing Rockwell!), Ariana Grande (Thank U, Next), Bon Iver (I, I), H.E.R. (I Used To Know Her), Lil Nas X (7), Lizzo (Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)) and Vampire Weekend (Father of the Bride).
“Can I please just say that I think Ariana deserves this?” Eilish began her speech after shushing the crowd. “Thank U, Next got me through some s**t and I think it deserves more than anything in the world. I love you so much. I’m not going to waste your time. Thank you for this.”
The outcome, as per usual, caused some controversy as fans of various artists expressed their thoughts online. Lana Del Rey fans seemed particularly vocal.
Eilish officially closed out her debut year at the Grammys winning in five of the six categories she was nominated.